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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am EST
. this hearing is adjourned. .. >> taylor branch presents his thoughts on key moments of civil rights movement. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you, mr. hale. thank you atlanta history center. i've been here before. i'm glad to be back, and i'm glad to be back talking about something that's been a subject that's been dear to me for my whole life, and it's inescapable now that i'm getting older that it is by life's work, and i'm glad for it. this is another round. i'm going to take more questions tonight than i normally do. i'll say provocative things about why this history is significant and about this project, itself, which is a little odd to spend 24 years writing a 2300-page trilogy and come out a few years later with a 190-page book. a lot of people who road the other ones think it's not true that somebody else wrote it, that i'm not capable of writing something this brief. [laughter] i assure you that i did. there is blood on the floor of my office because it involved eliminating or at least setting aside 95% of what i worked so hard to produce, and in the interest of findi
Feb 17, 2013 9:45am EST
, but her involvement in the civil rights movement was far more extensive. this is about an hour, five. >> good evening. my name is georgette norman, director of troy university rosa parks' museum. on behalf of the chancellor, the faculty, student body, i welcome you to our campus. i want to ask you a question. very glad you're here. how are you politicized? how are you acculture ated? want you to think about that. as we honor rosa parks' 100% birthday, we have -- 100th birthday, we have the honor of having with us to start this whole celebration off dr. jeannie theoharis who asked that question of rosa parks. what was behind that no? that no heard round the world? those little two letters that opened the floodgates of all those divergent streams into that one vast ocean. at the time that no carried with it great risk. risk in terms of gender, class and race. the question is, what is behind that kind of courage? what makes one take those kinds of stands? and more importantly, what is the price paid for having done so? dr. three theoharis answers somf those questions, and she writes it
Feb 17, 2013 7:45pm EST
's the author of numerous books on the civil rights movement and politics of race in the united state. including this co-author of school of thought, students talk back to a segregated nation on the abilities of urban schools. jeanne theoharis received her a.b. from harvard college and a phd in american culture from the university of michigan. she's the author or co-author of six books and numerous articles on the black freedom struggle of an contemporary politics of race in the united states. her latest book, the one you here tonight from which she will be reading its parks says that quiet seamstress, with one single at birth of modern civil rights movement. she rebuilt the civil rights movement radical who fought to expose and eradicate the american racial past in jobs, schools, public services and criminal justice. help me welcome dr. jeanne theoharis. [applause] >> i am so delighted to be here. my book came out last week and it wouldn't have been possible without the help and support and vision of many, many people, including many people here in montgomery, who talked to name, who pointed me
Feb 19, 2013 9:00pm PST
and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd with th
Feb 19, 2013 9:30pm PST
, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, rus
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
collection. (applause) >> thank you. during his undergraduate years at ucla he participated in civil rights and anti-war protests and many of his subsequent writings reflects his experiences by stressing the importance of grassroots political activity in the african-american freedom struggle. his first book, end struggle snick and the black awakening of the 1960s remains a definitive history of student nonviolent coordinating committee, one of the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organizations of our time. he served as senior advisor for a 14-part award winning public television series on civil rights entitled "eyes on the prize." i know we all remember that. (applause) >> his recent, his recent publication, the book, martin's dream: my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr., a memoir about his transition from being a teenage participant in the march on washington to becoming a historian and an educator and, of course, if you sign up for a membership you can get that book today. it's here. in 1985 he was invited by coretta scott king to direct a long-term project to edit
Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
, the civil rights story and the emerging south, and i need a reporter to staff that bureau in atlanta for the los angeles times. you got any good reporters? and gene says, you know, mr. chandler, we've got tons of great reporters, and he started listing all these great reporters, and he purposely left off the name of jack nelson. [laughter] he wasn't about to give him up. and a week later otis chandler hired jack nelson. [laughter] that's how jack got to the los angeles times. he brought investigative reporting to the civil rights story which was elevated to an all new level. moves to washington as head of the washington bureau. now, l.a. didn't, the l.a. times did not have a great imprint in washington until jack got there. i'm not saying it had none. when he got there, it had 17 reporters, when he retired, they had 57. so i call the washington bureau of the los angeles times the house that jack built. [laughter] i'm going to turn now to our wonderful guests. we have barbara mat due sow who took on completion of scoop. the atlanta parts, the southern parts were pretty much done. she
Feb 19, 2013 10:00pm PST
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a
Feb 17, 2013 3:30pm PST
the cornerstone of his career. as a civil rights lawyer, he sued the housing authority to improve the standards of living for public housing tenants. and he also sued the fire department so women and people of color could get equal opportunity. as the director of this city's human rights commission, he expanded contracting opportunities for women and people of color. and today as mayor, he makes sure our city government reflects the diversity of this great city. on monday we were together, as i mentioned earlier, i college track on 3rd street in bayview where the mayor give his state of the city address. his administration's focus is on creating jobs, making sure that all of our residents have access to those jobs,st and from local hireness and job readiness, training and placement, we are moving towards equality for all with the mayor's leadership. ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to introduce the 43rd mayor of san francisco, mayor edwin lee. (applause) >> good afternoon, everyone. all right. welcome to city hall and happy black history month here in san francisco. nobody got it better than san
Feb 18, 2013 1:30am EST
is booker? >> a biography of six african american civil rights lawyers to practice law during segregation and their collective struggles with civil-rights and racial identity. to be an african american civil rights lawyer to be caught between the of black-and-white world both went the san to identify with these lawyers. so this kind of lawyer, a third grand marshal much as the african-american lawyer but the others. >> how difficult was it to become a lawyer during this time? >> you do have to go to law school like eveready else. but it is very difficult to be the lawyer but very few will have white clients in most black people don't have money if you do then you hire though white lawyer because they are more effective in a segregated society pretoria was difficult to succeed although not difficult to become a black lawyer
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm EST
to push back the civil rights movement and have been successful in doing so. this is about an hour and a half. [applause] >> well thank you. thank you so much for this warm welcome. it feels wonderful to be here. i am thrilled to see so many people eager to join in dialogue about where we as a nation find ourselves in the stride towards freedom and this seems particularly fitting that we would have this conversation today, the day after our nation paused its daily business to pay tribute to reverend martin luther king jr.'s life and legacy. and it seems fitting that we should have the conversation the day after the nation's first black president was sworn in for his second term. i know much of the nation has already moved on, and president obama's soaring rhetoric about the promise of america, life, liberty, justice, equality for all he has already been forgotten by many, and i know that many people in america will not think of dr. king again until his holiday rolls around again next year. but i would like for us to pause tonight and think more deeply about the meaning of dr. king'
Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm EST
mandate to end segregation leading up to and through civil rights legislation of the mid-60s. for of the photographs were included in this book including this one but it was just one story or photo shoot dead included protests, parades, to understanunderstan d the underpinnings was to be explored a greater context i want to draw attention to shoot anchoring images not just as the isolated event but instead we lived through freed what led him to the march and brought him forward through his work. born in 1929 in brooklyn to russian jewish immigrants. by 1960 he had been living in europe on and off for a decade in there honed his kraft as a documentary photographer and wrestled with his identity as the expatriate jew. he was working on a book of photographs focused on jews living in germany and the trace and trauma of the holocaust and ventured to berlin august 1961 to check out the scene there was word wall was cutting through the middle of the city. with citizens of both sides during world war iii he wandered close to the boundary of the divided city me there on assignment or
Feb 18, 2013 8:00am PST
for civil-rights and. speakers included president obama's former green jobs adviser van jones. >> this is it. this is the last minute in the last quarter of the biggest bust important game humanity has ever played. this is it. one thing i know have been marked in this town, if you do not fight for what you want, you deserve what you get. if you tell fight for what you want, you deserve what you get. i have the honor of working for this president, and i want to direct my message to him. president obama, all the good that you have done, all the good you can imagine doing will be wiped out, wiped out by floods, by fires, by superstars if you fail to act now to deal with this crisis that is a gun pointed at the head of the future. everything you have done. history will judge you 20 years from now based on one decision alone. that decision is not in the hands of the congress. that decision is not in the hands of any governors. that decision is not in the hands of any mares or dogcatchers'. the decision is in your hands, mr. president, your hands. your hands. the decision to let this pipeline come
Feb 19, 2013 3:00am EST
, not mere civil rights, the man who would come to believe after the civil rights bills had already been passed come after the civil rights victories had already been one of our biggest battles, the most important battles still lie ahead and that nothing short of a radical restructuring in our society held any hope for making the dream and promise of america a reality for all of its citizens. he explained the 1967 quote for years i labored with the idea of reforming the existing institutions of the society a little change here and a little changed there. now i feel quite differently. if you got to have a reconstruction of the entire society, a revolution of values. frustrated by the white resistance to the dressing in any meaningful way decayed to get those, failing schools, structural joblessness and crippling poverty he told his staff at the southern christian leadership conference, quote, the dispossessed of the nation, the poor, both white and negro live in an unjust society. they must organize a revolution against that in justice, not against the lives of their fellow citizens but a
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am PST
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Feb 18, 2013 9:30pm PST
act of 1990 is a wide-ranging federal civil- rights law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. title two of the ada addresses access to public services, including public transportation for persons with disabilities. it requires transit operators to call out stops at transfer points, major intersections, and major destinations, and to announce particular stocks requested by customers with disabilities. stop announcements are especially important for passengers who are blind or have low vision. these individuals cannot travel independently if they are not assured of getting off at their intended destination point. >> san francisco's buses and trains serve many riders who are blind or how low vision. muni is their lives line to get around. simple act of courtesy can help them access muni services safely. it is not just courtesy. it is the law. >> i used to take the 21 airlock. >> lot of times, when i would be waiting at the bus stop, the door would open and the driver would announce the bus line. >> 71. >> it is easier and preferable when a driver sees someone w
Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
of sister rosa parks and commemorating the modern civil rights leader for her courageous and declaring -- for her courageousness and declaring february 4th rosa parks day in san francisco. (applause) >> i thought you might like that. i'm done. thank you. [laughter] >> thank you. supervisor. and now there are a couple other people, sheriff mirkarimi has joined us. [speaker not understood] is in the room with us as well. reverend amos brown is with us. welcome. (applause) >> now supervisor breed will bring us brief remarks. >> hi, everybody. (applause) >> so happy to see all your smiling faces in the audience. happy black history month. i bring you greetings on behalf of district 5 in our great city. thank you, mr. mayor, for opening up city hall to my colleague, supervisor cohen, and my distinguished colleagues sitting here in the front row on the board of supervisors. it's truly an honor to stand before you on such a great month. recent -- yesterday congresswoman barbara lee talked about dr. martin luther king and his dream and some of the issues that we were dealing with over 40 years
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
civil rights names, but the former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife, both left u.s. district court today convicted felons. >> just a quick message. not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> i fully understand the consequences of my actions. i have no interest in wasting the taxpayer's time. that's part of what former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., told a judge today. weeping quietly at times, while pleading guilty to one felony conspiracy count. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct and those who were in court so he did precisely that. >> his entire famous family was there. his father, the civil rights icon, his mother, jackie, and four siblings. >> well, jackie, do you have anything? >> we love the people of chicago. >> jesse, jr., often looked back at them in the courtroom while admitting to using more than $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenditures, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and furniture for their children's rooms. jackson entered treatment for a bi polar disorder. his defense will count on
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
the secret is leaking out. it will speak with the association for civil rights in israel. then we look at the controversial side of the drug war, the informants. >> it can be such a dangerous proposition. we have seen terrible tragedies in this area. young people killed the, the contact with the criminal- justice system in ways they not have otherwise done had they not a pressure by the government to become informants. it is a concern for many families around the country. >> in 2007, rachel hoffman was arrested for drug possession. to avoid prison, she became a police confidential informant. she was murdered in a botched undercover operation. we will speak with her mother margie weiss. >> making the world a safer and better place so this never happens to any more of our children. as long as i am alive, i will keep her spirit alive. >> we will also speak with new yorker reporter sarah stillman who just won a polk award for her keys, "beef throwaways -- "the throwaways." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman.
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
't want to sacrifice because i like what he is doing on a civil rights basis. but i understand what you are saying. let's talk about the environment. last week 40,000 people protested the keystone pipeline while president obama was golfing with two oil men. they likely benefit from keystone. now if george bush did that, it would be a different story. do progressives back the environmental policy here just because it's coming from him? >> i think that was good news that there is a part of the progressive movement that is willing to stand up to this president and go out and protest outside of the white house where he occupies. i think when the keystone decision comes down the pike and there has been a lot of really good organizationing saying you need to make the right decision on this. i think the aftermath of that decision, if the president makes the decision to allow the pipeline, i think the aftermath will be telling. where will the progressive movement be if there is a bad decision? will it say this is not acceptable? or will it go along the get-along? >> mic
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
of the historic march in august 1963 changed the ongoing worldwide struggle for civil rights. [applause] >> "this is the day," how did this book it started? i say, it was president obama in his first term who said, i am nearer because you all marched. 50 years ago we did, what did i think america was? it was all things to me. my husband home country, my new jewish family, robert and benjamin, leonards cousins, and lots of americans. we came here from amsterdam to photograph the blessed people. i have no photo of myself, of our seven-month stay in america but pictures of her four year old daughter, her grandparents and cousins. leonard was very -- he needed all film for his project. nothing but races he said. i wish i had a picture of myself and of leonard at the march on washington. i only had my eyes. and these eyes looked and looked and looked, i would say, all these faces, and when letter to pashtun when leonard asked me how i lik liked the day, i wouly all these faces. the day of the march was america for me. and then the speech of dr. martin king, i have a dream. the speech was in the air. i
Feb 17, 2013 7:00am PST
and equality and the audacity of hope turned on the notion that liberals and civil rights leaders have had their heads buried in the sand on the causes of poverty. he linked them to cultural behavior, it's the poverty we have been wrestling with since the 1960s. >> i would go back further. >> yes. but to our national political discourse, it's been front and center. more importantly, this is not a politics responsibility of a person who works in the white community. we don't hear the president describe the structures of white households and the poverty that ensues those communities. we know for a fact, we know for a fact that marriage is a dying institution. >> for everybody. >> for everybody. rates of children growing up in single parent households are through the charts in white america. >> yeah. >> there's no way that he can articulate a politics of responsibility just for blacks and somehow say that he's doing this as a president of all the united states. >> i guess part of what i say, he did not racialize. he's standing in a racialized space. there is, on the one hand a critique of pre
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
and charges of discrimination as it is required to do under its own civil rights complaints procedures. from day one the city of san francisco has seen me not as a human being but as a legal problem and demands for my rights as an annoy ansz. it has seen as the primary responsibility not the protection of my health but the protection of itself and the employees and legal staff. as a consequence my health has been unnecessarily and permanently compromised. i have very much enjoyed the work i have done at the mayor's office on disability for the past 10 years and i have done it well. i am proud of the work that mod does to ensure compliance with the ada on the part of city departments with respect to city departments, and i have the greatest respect and admiration for all of my coworkers at mod, every single one of them. particularly as someone who has had the honor of being part of the movement for independent living, disability access and disability rights from the earliest beginnings 40 years ago and i couldn't work for the municipality that repeatedly and ashamedly violated my rights.
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
that and they were of the civil rights movement in some ways and that time period but also a sort of on the outside and critiquing and learning from it so they knew what they were doing. at the same time the people i wrote about and she was just a wonderful lady and she got very involved in protesting the first iraq war in the 90's and she was very involved and that is how she sort of got because the school that she had gone into so they knew what they were doing, they were also very alone. they were a minority in a community and a lot of ways. ascent anachronism to be african-american activist fighting against desegregation which makes an interesting book. >> i can imagine our anchor but activists could have an argument and even get into the supreme court. how do you convince people, this is shorthand, right, it is to make schools better? >> guest: they were alone in bringing this first, they were behind the first federal case and they didn't end up going on to the supreme court because they felt if they win their fight for just central that's what they cared about and some parents to get on but w
Feb 18, 2013 12:00am EST
in the '70s and was involved in that. so they'd grown up from that and they were of the civil rights movement in some ways, of that time period, but also sort of on the outside and critiqueing it but learning from it. they knew what they were could go. fran thomas is one of my favorite people, just a wonderful lady, and she was -- she got very involved in protesting the first iraq war, in the '9s, and she was very involved and that is how she got pulled in. because she wanted to save the school she had gone to. so they knew what they were doing but they were also very alone. they were a minority in their community in a lot of ways. it was an a knack -- -- an african-american fighting against desegregation, which makes it interesting, which is why i wrote a book about them. >> host: imagine how they can get to the supreme court. how do you as a black person -- in the black community convince black people that getting rid of white people -- is the best way to make schools better. >> guest: the thing is, there were alone in bringing this first. they were behind the first federal case. and they d
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
to happen. the gilded age is going to get more and more gilded. we are going to be violating civil rights to an extent never before seen in this country without a popular movement, and that's what this campaign was all about. cenk: i know, let me talk to you about that. when we had you on "the young turks" before the election a couple of times you hoped with the arab spring, the social media, why didn't it catch fire. >> i still have the same hope. it's all part and parcel of the same thing building a popular movement. if we had a sustained movement like with the arab spring, with the civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women's suffrage movement, if people would get away from their television sets for a wail. cenk: how dare you. >> they'll be informed, but then get out and take action, otherwise and mobilize. like joe hill said before he was executed, the great labor organizer, don't mourn organize. the point is, we all have to be engaged citizens. we need -- if we're upset about the destruction of our constitutional republic where we have a president and a congress who seem to
Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
down, so now they can sort of run roughshod over civil rights because now we have sorted into new territory. we saw this in the last couple of weeks when we saw two separate incidents where police officers opened fire on vehicles that actually did not even look like the truck dorner was supposed to be driving. they were vaguely similar to the truck. in one case, the police officers filled an entire upneighborhood with bullets in addition to the truck we saw. this mentality has been reinforced in tv and movies. it is this idea that once a police officer goes down, once someone kills a police officer, everyone's rights are suspended at that point until they take care of the problem. that is a battlefield mentality that i think is the result of this militarization. >> of course, the issue that dorner in his work way attempted to raise, of continuing racism within some of these police departments, clearly -- i want to read an excerpt of the manifesto that dorner posted online when he wrote -- clearly, this was a man who was taking extreme and criminal actions, but at the same time, wa
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